- Cast: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Nicholas Alexander, Brennan Brown, Marcus Lyle Brown, Marylouise Burke, Beth Burvant, Trey Burvant, Clay Chamberlin, Antoni Corone, Harrison C. Davies, Tommy Davis, Kibwe Dorsey, Griff Furst, Geraldine Glenn, Annie Golden, Douglas M. Griffin, Randy Herman, DeVere Jehl, Kennon Kepper, Sammi-Jack Martincak, David Joseph Martinez, Liann Pattison, Denise Robin, Andrew Sensenig, Morgana Shaw, Michael Showers, Michael Wozniak
- Directors: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra
- Writers: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Steve McVicker
- Producers: Andrew Lazar, Far Shariat
- Co Producer: Miri Yoon
- Associate Producer: Jeffrey Harlacker
- Executive Producer: Luc Besson
- Art Direction: Helen Harwell
- Castings: Tiffany Little Canfield, Bernard Telsey
- Costume Design: David C. Robinson
- D.O.P.: Xavier Pérez Grobet
- Editor: Thomas J. Nordberg
- Makeup: Ve Neill
- Music: Nick Urata
- Production Design: Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski
- Set Decorations: Luke Cauthern, Cynthia Anne Slagter
I Love You Phillip Morris is the improbable but true story of a spectacularly charismatic conman’s journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal, who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law and on the lam, brilliantly escaping from the Texas prison system on four separate occasions – all in the name of love.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Filming Locations: Miami, USA; New Orleans, USA; Shreveport, USA
- MPAA Warning: Sexual Situations, Profanity, Adult Humor
- Production Budget: $13 million
- Production Companies: EuropaCorp, Mad Chance
- Production Schedule: April 2008 - June 2008
2010 Guide Analysis: "Premiering last year at Sundance as one of the hot tickets of the festival, reviews proved good but mixed with some saying the film is an oddly conventional Hollywood rom-com, despite its gay and true story angles, and is tamer than expected considering it's from the same guys who brought us "Bad Santa".
Others however, most notably distributors, balked at the film's inconsistent tone and unapologetic depiction of all-male love from Carrey & McGregor's tender romantic kisses to comedically-toned graphic sex between Carrey and various one-night stands. Struggling for many months to find someone to open it, Consolidated Pictures Group was the indie group with the balls to step up and set a release for February in the US.
Still, despite scoring the best reviews of a Carrey comedy in years, it's not expected to fly at all with audiences beyond a certain niche as mainstream audiences avoid 'gay'-themed films out of hate, fear, or most commonly sheer disinterest. It reminds me of the sad testament that the notoriously homophobic "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" took in twice as much money as Oscar nominee "Brokeback Mountain"."